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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • El Paso County candidate for state House issues apology video after Dems, GOP criticize comments

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the state House of Representatives issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a Colorado congressman's bill to beheadings of Christians in Iraq. "Apparently...

  • Aurora, taxpayers face off in district court over taxing district for hotel project

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BRIGHTON - The city of Aurora asked an Adams County District Court judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the city violated TABOR with parts of a multimillion-dollar incentive package for a hotel developer. "The project has been held up pending the litigation and we are...

  • State politicians don cowboy clothes at annual State Fair fundraiser

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    PUEBLO - The state's top politicians and political hopefuls donned their cowboy hats and boots for the Colorado State Fair's annual legislative barbecue - a key networking event in a particularly competitive election year. Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the state's strong agricultural...

  • Udall pledges to get permanent federal funding for watershed protection

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding permanent. We need to...

  • Ben Carson expected to draw crowds in Colorado Springs this weekend

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    When Colorado Springs resident Mick Hartley mentions Ben Carson he gets either an excited proclamation about the need to get Carson to run for president of the United States or a confused "Who's Ben Carson?" It's the dichotomy of being a rising star in the GOP with no political...

  • C4C lawyer's 'success fee' the best option for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The $100,000 "success fee" coming to Attorney Jason Dunn, who handled the city's application for Regional Tourism Act incentives, isn't as nefarious as it sounds. Dunn, with the Denver firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, will be paid a total of $175,000, including the success fee,...

  • Commission: Olympic museum or bust for Colorado Springs' City for Champions

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Without the Olympic museum the City for Champions project won't be a success, members on the Colorado Economic Development Commission said Thursday, when they proposed making 16 percent of state funding for the project contingent on completion of the museum. "This was really sold to...

  • OneRepublic lead singer in Hickenlooper campaign ad

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder tries to teach Colorado's governor how to play "Counting Stars" on guitar and concludes in the political ad that Gov. John Hickenlooper should stick to his day job. "This is going to break your heart," Tedder says after hearing Hickenlooper sing and play...

  • Compass Colorado blasts Gaylord Hotel deal as cronyism

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Compass Colorado — a non-profit government watchdog group — responded to The Gazette's investigation into tax incentives for the Gaylord Rockies hotel calling the deal "cronyism at its worst." "The fact that an out-of-state developer can vote for the existence of a new tax district,...

  • Wayne Williams says 'no' to conservative group's campaign contribution

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Colorado Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams says he will return a $550 campaign contribution from a federal group because it wasn't an appropriate donation under the state's campaign finance rules. But the Republican State Leadership Committee, a tax-exempt 527 based in...